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The bill filed by Houston State Senator Rodney Ellis calls for a significant bump in pay for hourly workers. “Senate Bill 67 would simply increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10, or the federal rate, whichever is greater.” Ellis says Texas has more minimum-wage workers than...
A lawmaker whose district sits near the proposed route for a planned bullet train connecting Houston and Dallas filed a bill Wednesday that could stop the project in its tracks. House Bill 1889 from state Rep. Will Metcalf , R-Conroe, a persistent critic of the plan, would...
A prosecutor has said after the conviction of an ex-Marine in the killing of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man that "the biggest fallacy" of the trial was that post-traumatic stress disorder caused the defendant to commit the crime. Erath (EE'-rath) County...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during Spring Break. “With students and families out of school and off work, the weeks during Spring Break can result in an influx of...
The head of the Texas Senate and the chamber's chief budget writer are promising $4.6 billion in property and business tax cuts for the 2016-2017 budget cycle, representing an additional $600 million than they previously pledged. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Finance Committee...
Texas spends an average of about $9,000 per student each school year at public schools. Austin area school districts pay in more based on the Robin Hood system. They are not the only districts hoping to change that. "We are dooming a generation of these children," said former...
The arrival of spring may be only a month away but that's not preventing Old Man Winter from extending his icy grip across much of Texas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for North Texas and weather advisories are in place for the Panhandle, Central...
For those who served with Eddie Ray Routh in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down the famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Marine they had come to know. Former Cpl. Ryker Pawloski says the man he knew looked up to people who did the...
The police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman last year is back in law enforcement in a neighboring county. The Eagle reports ( http://bit.ly/17JfX5a ) that former Hearne police officer Stephen C. Stern is volunteering 20 hours a month for Falls County precinct...